Evaluating Service Delivery of an Aftercare Model for School-Aged Youths Departing Residential Care

Alexandra L. Trout, Chrystal Jansz, Michael H. Epstein, Patrick Tyler

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Much is known about the services youths receive when placed in residential care, yet services in aftercare remain poorly defined. We describe a method of tracking service delivery in a newly developed aftercare program, On the Way Home (OTWH), for youths reintegrating into home, school, and community settings following a stay in a residential care. Results reveal that OTWH addressed key areas related to successful transition outcomes and provided broad supports across settings. Moreover, the service delivery monitoring process provided important information to program developers and service providers regarding implementation issues such as provider caseloads and resource allocations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-153
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Public Child Welfare
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013



  • evidence-based practices
  • family engagement
  • residential care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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